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An Inspiring and Brilliant Friend


Renée Klosterman-Power
Dec. 4, 1955 – Aug. 26, 2009

McClintock: Carpetbagger from Southern California


The column by Beth Ingalls published last month (V7, N7), 'A Day in the Life of Tom McClintock' certainly generated responses from our readers. Read on...

What is the Value of the Arts in Our Society?


Trails and Vistas, the successful nonprofit organization founded by Nancy Tieken Lopez and co-directed by Elizabeth Archer, now in its sixth year, has been a huge success.

The Question of Incorporation


My purpose is to seek counsel, opinions, perspective and education concerning the question, 'Should the citizens of Eastern Placer County once again investigate the possibility of incorporating and creating their own city?'

Alpine Meadows Early Closing:


Long-term Goals Worth Short-term Sacrifices

Best Summit Clean Up Days


The Donner Summit Area Association like to thank everyone involved for working so hard to make this one of the best 'Summit Clean Up Days' ever.

Now Is Not The Time, TCPUD

     If you pay the bill, you get to vote against the Tahoe City Public Utility District proposed rate increases. (See 'High Water Mark'...

On the Job with Jennifer Montgomery


It's Jennifer Montgomery's home in Serene Lakes that sets her apart from previous Placer County District 5 Supervisors. Not only does Supervisor Montgomery live a stone's throw away from one of the most controversial development battles Placer County faces today, but 20 years have passed since a supervisor who lives full-time in the Tahoe Truckee area represented the eastern district.